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Poll Results: Which motherboard manufacturer will you be choosing for Socket FM2+?

 
  • 38% (107)
    GIGABYTE
  • 23% (67)
    ASUS
  • 25% (72)
    ASRock
  • 8% (23)
    MSI
  • 2% (8)
    Biostar
  • 0% (1)
    ECS
  • 0% (2)
    Other
280 Total Votes  
post #1081 of 1158
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Originally Posted by Randylahey View Post

Hello,

I just brought a MSI A88X-G45 motherboard and was inspecting it and found glue or some other sticky substance on the bottom.

Here is the picture of what i am talking about, middle of the picture.



Should i leave it be or take it off?

thanks!

Contact your reseller, do not take it off.
post #1082 of 1158
Got my girlfriend an Asrock A88X mITX motherboard for her build but I can't find a CPU cooler that fits (outside of stock). Tried a Zalman’s CNPS8900 but it would hit the RAM so that was a no go. Right now I have the stock fan installed but it's audibly annoying to hear. The case shes using is the Bitfenix Prodigy for mITX.
post #1083 of 1158
post #1084 of 1158
Hello again guys,

So, since MSI A88XM GAMING is finally available here in Europe (strange, that small resellers already showed up many pieces, but big ones are not even stating if there is pre-order possible), I am deciding for memory kit.
Yeah, maybe you noticed I asked tons of questions about this in other topics, but I want to be sure for what I am going to spend money.

Now my final decision came up in thinking about whole-AMD machine, so these are kits I am thinking about:


AMD Radeon™ R9 2400–16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400 MHz CL10
(11-12-12-31 1.65V, PC3-19200) (R9316G2401U2K--- 207.99 $)

AMD Radeon™ RG 2133–16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 MHz CL10
(10-11-11-30 1.65V, PC3-17000) (AG316G2130U2K--- 194.99 $)


Now, I am willing to learn, what will be most important. Most of the time I will be most probably play a games, not the latest pieces, but older ones, maybe I will try something new.
But I am also planning to learn some work with video and so on, and I heard, that in some cases frequency matters and in some cases timings matter.
Also I am reading everywhere else and once I see that for Kaveri really matters to have highest frequency, and somewhere else I read that there is no performance gain between 2133 and 2400.

I guess that AMP profiling will help me to "tune" memory for some specific usage scenarios (is possible during regular runtime of PC, or reboots are required and setup in BIOS is required ?).

Actually, when I am looking on prices (taking out shipping etc.), I guess investment to future (2400) looks logical. But any opinion from you guys will be appreciated, maybe some intro to what I should be aware of etc. will be appreciated as well. thumb.gif
Edited by BobiBolivia - 3/26/14 at 1:02pm
post #1085 of 1158
So I'm in the middle of designing my 3D Printed mITX-based SFF HTPC Case and I am heavily leaning towards an AMD-Based system.

Problem is, I haven't really paid attention to the goings on on the red side of Red vs. Blue for a while now and I'm not really sure which combo would best suite my modest needs

Which proc/mobo would you recommend for a Gen-Purpose HTPC?

There's gotta be something out there on the red side with good sound and 4K support, right?
post #1086 of 1158
Depends on price, best $ to performance is the A8-7600. Best APU will be the A10-7850K. Both will do 4K and both offers true audio. Will depend on the mobo any other features.
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Crucial MX300 525GB Corsair H55 Windows 10 Home Samsung 27" 1080p LED 
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post #1087 of 1158
why does my PC start lagging a lot when something downloads. (torrent, from firefox or something from steam, same result).

Mouse and everything starts lagging.

A10-7850K+ASRock A88X Killer board. BIOS settings are at default except XMP profile.

F-Stream settings at default (Standard)
post #1088 of 1158
BobiBolivia,
What you need to watch is tested DDR3.

That is what you pay extra! ...some sort of guarantee that it will work at "that" speed.

"It's a play on words" - The first was tested at a speed of 2400 MHz, the other at 2133 MHz wink.gif

As far as I can see biggrin.gif, both of these have the same Serial Presence Detect (SPD) 1600 CL9, as standard goes like this :

1333-1600 CL9
1866-2133 CL10
2400 and more CL11

You can buy slower (2133) and risk improvements through "OC", or go to the tested (2400) and buy safe-"guaranteed".

In both cases, your system will be booted with the declared SPD, and you'll have to set the desired speed thro the BIOS.
post #1089 of 1158
Hello guys, anyone used a cpu waterblock on the ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ FM2+. I am wondering what are my option. The board has a tiny chip on the back so block with backplate is a no-no.

Unless i am wrong of course but i had issue with air cooler backplate so i guess it will just be the same. Additionally, it seems like theres not much block option for fm2+ so trying to find one with no backplate is rather hard. Looking forward for your input!

Thanks for your time and answers.
post #1090 of 1158
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Originally Posted by SFF-Tek View Post

Hello guys, anyone used a cpu waterblock on the ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ FM2+. I am wondering what are my option. The board has a tiny chip on the back so block with backplate is a no-no.
Unless i am wrong of course but i had issue with air cooler backplate so i guess it will just be the same. Additionally, it seems like theres not much block option for fm2+ so trying to find one with no backplate is rather hard. Looking forward for your input!

Thanks for your time and answers.

All 939, AM, FM blocks work, as mounting holes are the same. I use the old Swiftech Apogee GT and get great results.
As for the backplate - you can always cut/drill it where the chip is. Not recommended to use without backplate.

This looks like it won't interfere with the chip http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p16129_Alphacool-NexXxoS-XP--Light---Acetal-Nickel---Intel-AMD.html
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